Attractions

Butterflies & Blooms at The Conservatory of Flowers

Butterflies & Blooms at The Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers has brought back the exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms. One of the most requested exhibits since its last appearance three years ago; it’s the perfect weekend activity for you and the whole family.

The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

If you’ve ever played with Legos you’ll remember the feeling of accomplishment when your imagination came to life in your hands. In time, you outgrew the brightly colored block toys unless you’re like Nathan Sawaya. After years of creating with Legos as a hobby, he quit his corporate lawyer job to become a full-time Lego artist. This fascination of creating with Legos on a bigger scale has made him renowned around the world. At his current traveling show, The Art of the Brick, you can get up close with his work.

Chihuly Garden and Glass – Seattle, Washington

Chihuly Garden and Glass – Seattle, Washington

Visiting Seattle, Washington on limited time? You can easily visit two locations in one day in addition to the infamous Space Needle. One of those is the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition that opened in 2012. For frequent travelers the sculptures will immediately look familiar as Dale Chihuly’s artwork is dispersed throughout the world in small to large venues. This exhibit is exclusively dedicated to his work.

Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain.

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

A great way to learn about San Franciso history is by taking one of the short day cruises offered on the bay. The Bridge-to-Bridge tour operated by Red And White Fleet was not only educational but also romantic. It goes from the Golden Gate Bridge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and last 90 minutes.

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

It’s been a long wait for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and its finally here, the world premiere of Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective presented at the de Young Museum. It’s the first exhibit of its kind celebrating the life and career of the Dominican fashion designer, and took about a year to come to fruition. He is one of fashion’s most influential designers and has dressed many prominent figures since becoming internationally known in the late 1960’s.

The Point Reyes – Rusty Beauty

If you’re into Off the Beaten Path travel you’ll be sure to enjoy, The Point Reyes, an abandoned and deteriorating fishing boat in Inverness, Marin County, California. A short drive north of San Francisco, it is located near Point Reyes National Seashore.

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Several people waited online outside Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) on New Year’s Day to view the monarch butterflies that migrate there in search of warmth. They travel hundreds of miles from the western U.S. and Canada to escape temperatures that can hit below freezing. There’s been a great decline in their population as many as 25,000 were counted in 1997 compared to about 1,600 at the farm this year.

“Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” at New York Botanical Garden

“Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” at New York Botanical Garden

If you’re a fan of Frida Kahlo you don’t want to miss, “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” at the New York Botanical Garden. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the artist’s life with a collection of her portraits, still life paintings, and a replica of her garden and desk as they are at La Casa Azul (The Blue House) located in Coyoacán, Mexico in Colonia del Carmen.

THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS: Carnevale, Gondola Rides and National Geographic Photo Exhibit

THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS: Carnevale, Gondola Rides and National Geographic Photo Exhibit

Carnevale The Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas is inviting guests to experience their version of Carnevale for a second year. Inspired by the summer festivals of Italy, there are over 300 experiences for you to indulge your senses. If you’re not staying at the Venetian be sure to pass by for an evening stroll […]